We have to say that there are some brilliant bands and some pretty awful ones too. It’s such a hard thing to choose from a website. There’s a performance element to a good band, they need to gel, need to perform and really tune into the wedding crowd. So how do you do it?
Here are some tips:
“When choosing a band for your wedding there are a few things to be considered:
Their playlist should be varied and should appeal to all your guests at least most of the time!! You will probably have three or four generations of people at your reception so music from all decades and genres is important.
DVD’s and CD’s are great to get an idea of a band but if at all possible, ask if you can go and see them live. You’ll get a good idea of how they communicate with the audience.
Volume levels need to be sensitive too. Some guests may just want to sit and chat in between dancing.
Make sure you have enough room for your band. Some venues have ample space others can be too small for a larger band to perform.
Ask if the band can have music playing during their breaks; you don’t want silence between a bands performance times.
You want your day to be memorable for many reasons, so a band that keeps the dance floor busy and involves your guests will help to do this”.
Here are some of Capture It’s favourite bands and all of them have stood out from the norm. They’re professional, hard working and true musicians. We’ve even stayed longer at some weddings just to capture the great atmosphere and enjoy their music!!
Karizma – www.karizmafunctionband.com
Top of our list for fantastic bands is Karizma. One of the liveliest and brilliant bands we’ve ever worked with. Guaranteed to delight all your guests. Super talented and such really nice people. We absolutely love working with them as their energy creates the perfect environment for great dancing! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Rollercoaster – www.rollercoasterband.net
Rollercoaster are perfect for weddings and special events as they gear their set very much towards keeping people on the dance floor and generating a great party atmosphere. We’ve worked with them on many occasions and they certainly are one of our favourite wedding bands.
Hipster – www.alivenetwork.com
This website has links to several bands that we’ve worked with before. There’s a great choice and full details on pricing, location, availability and types of music covered. Hipster can be contacted via the site as can The Fabulations that we’re worked with:
Two other great websites for all kinds of wedding entertainment are:
Yes Events – www.yesevents.co.uk
Or Function Junction www.functionjunction.co.uk
Feel free to contact us if you think we missed anyone important out. Don’t forget to check out our Music page for ideas on DJ’s, Ceildh Bands and other alternative music entertainment.
Please tell us about your wedding or ask us a question and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.